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Adjunct Instructor/Art-Ceramics (Pool)

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Adjuncts are for temporary, part-time, limited-duration teaching positions. Positions could be one term (thirteen weeks) or multiple terms as needed. The primary responsibility of a faculty member is teaching. Teaching encompasses normal instructional activities beyond the teaching of assigned courses such as academic advising, working with students outside of class, posting and maintaining appropriate office hours, course and curriculum planning, etc. Efforts associated with teaching may include, but are not limited to: preparation; direct instruction; assessment; student contact outside of class (office hours, appointments, email); presenting complex concepts to a group of diverse learners; listening; understanding and responding to student questions in real time/in a classroom environment; and applying critical judgement to student work, both written and verbal delivery of information. Efforts associated with lab may include: providing students with practical experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment in a way that enables student learning and ensures safety; simultaneously monitoring and managing multiple students individually and in groups; demonstrating and executing complex procedures; and using complex instrumentation and apparatus and hazardous materials. Incumbents appointed to multiple terms of teaching, require professional development and service. Professional development includes maintaining currency in the discipline taught. Service includes program and institutional administrative, committee, and student support and retention activities. In addition to teaching, the primary responsibilities at the professorial level include participation in scholarly and/or creative activities, including formal research.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00095
Faculty Title Adjunct Instructor/Art-Ceramics (Pool)
Official Transcripts

Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Adjuncts are for temporary, part-time, limited-duration teaching positions. Positions could be one term (thirteen weeks) or multiple terms as needed.

The primary responsibility of a faculty member is teaching. Teaching encompasses normal instructional activities beyond the teaching of assigned courses such as academic advising, working with students outside of class, posting and maintaining appropriate office hours, course and curriculum planning, etc.

Efforts associated with teaching may include, but are not limited to: preparation; direct instruction; assessment; student contact outside of class (office hours, appointments, email); presenting complex concepts to a group of diverse learners; listening; understanding and responding to student questions in real time/in a classroom environment; and applying critical judgement to student work, both written and verbal delivery of information.

Efforts associated with lab may include: providing students with practical experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment in a way that enables student learning and ensures safety; simultaneously monitoring and managing multiple students individually and in groups; demonstrating and executing complex procedures; and using complex instrumentation and apparatus and hazardous materials.

Incumbents appointed to multiple terms of teaching, require professional development and service.

Professional development includes maintaining currency in the discipline taught.

Service includes program and institutional administrative, committee, and student support and retention activities.

In addition to teaching, the primary responsibilities at the professorial level include participation in scholarly and/or creative activities, including formal research.

Appointment Basis Other
FTE 4 ELU's
Department Art
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate Anticipated rate of $500-$600 per 1 ELU. Average class: 4 ELU's.
Benefits Eligible No
Position Summary

Individuals appointed from this pool will have the primary responsibility to teach courses within the Art Program – Ceramics (Conceptual Hand Building Program).

This position will teach ART255, Introduction to Ceramics (hand building) to Art majors. Candidate must be able to teach students basic hand building and glazing skills, and how to use the slab roller, extruder, and general studio best practices and maintenance. The candidate will engage students in critical and historical ceramic conversations. Candidate must have general ceramic technical knowledge. ART255 will be using electric kilns and candidate will coordinate the firing of student work. Candidate must be able to fire an electric kiln, mix glazes and clay. Candidate will be responsible for sourcing class materials.

Catalog description of ART 255 Introduction to Ceramics: 4 Credits- Introduces fundamental ceramics techniques and concepts. Provides exposure to the design, construction, glazing, and firing of ceramic work. Surveys the history of ceramics and issues in contemporary ceramics.

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

Professional:
•Initial appointment at the rank of Instructor requires a masters degree in the discipline taught, or a related field, and demonstrated teaching potential.
OR
•Bachelor’s degree in the discipline taught, or a related field, plus 2 years teaching experience/work experience in the field.
•Familiarity with the appropriate equipment as required for the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional:
•Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and active participation in the life of the institution.
•Commitment to student learning, retention, support, and assessment are critical.

Physical Demands

Activities may involve standing, sitting, working at a computer, and lecturing.

This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 10/30/2017
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
11/13/2017
Closing Date
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 12/16/2017
Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources
Contact Email hrs@sou.edu
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/6782

Job Duties

Duties

Professional: Teaching, professional development and service.

Percent of total time 100

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Craigslist
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Listserve
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • The Oregonian
    • Personal Referral
    • Saludos
    • SOU Website
    • Women in Higher Ed
    • CUPA HR
    • Monster
    • Mail Tribune
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • Simply Hired
    • None of the above
  2. What is the highest degree you have earned?
    • None
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctoral Degree

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. References